This time of year, two things are on our mind: food and the consequences of food (average weight gain between Thanksgiving and New Years is 5 pounds). At least, these are two of the many things on our minds along with gifts, decorating, family, parties, etc.
Please also keep in mind that there are others who go cold and hungry through this time of year which should be filled with love and celebration.
Today I joined the Pound for Pound Challenge, sponsored by The Biggest Loser and their affiliates.
I pledged 10 pounds, meaning that 14 cents per pound I have pledged will go towards food at my local food bank.
It's not a lot, but it is some. Also, consider taking that $5 you found in your coat pocket from last winter and putting it in a salvation army can, or writing a check to your local food cause. Personally, I'm a big fan of So Others Might Eat (SOME).
No one deserves to be hungry, even if they've made choices that put them in that situation. Now is the season for compassion. So skip that third piece of pie and share the Christmas spirit with someone who really needs it!